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MPhil in Business

The Master of Philosophy program (MPhil) draws upon the supervision expertise of internationally recognised researchers located within the Research School of Management. A number of ANU scholarships are available. The PhD program typically takes between three and five years of full-time research to complete. A part-time equivalent, over a longer period of time, is also an option.

Research areas include:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Project Management
  • Business Information Systems

CRICOS #: 048350D

Duration: 1 to 2 years full time (2 to 4 years part time)

Before you Apply

Before you Apply

The application deadlines and procedure for MPhil are the same as PhD program.

Please refer to the PhD in Business.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Entry to the MPhil program is open to applicants who are able to demonstrate superior achievement in their prior studies. The minimum qualification requirement for admission to a program for a Master of Philosophy is:

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  • a degree of bachelor, with an overall grade of distinction or higher, from an Australian university; or
  • another qualification that the Delegated Authority is satisfied is equivalent or superior to a degree mentioned in paragraph (a); or
  • a combination of qualifications and professional experience that the Delegated Authority is satisfied is equivalent or superior to a degree mentioned in paragraph (a).
Program Structure

Program Structure

The MPhil program includes some preparatory coursework (please refer to Coursework in PhD program of RSM), however the essential element of the degree is a thesis of up to 60,000 words on an approved topic. 

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Upon completing successfully the compulsory courses and electives, and with the approval of the MPhil supervisory panel and HDR convenor, students proceed to the research component of their program, which normally takes 12 months of full-time research. During this time, each candidate writes a thesis, which is submitted for examination by two to three external examiners, who are experts in the relevant field and will assess the candidate for completion.

In addition, each candidate is expected to present their research yearly (when studying on a full-time basis) at opportunities provided by RSM (e.g. seminars, conferences, doctoral colloquium). In their final year, candidates are also required to give a final presentation (Oral Presentation) that is usually held three months before thesis submission.



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Current PhD candidates

Current MPhil candidates

Here is a list of current Management MPhil candidates.

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Title of Thesis or Research Area


Paul Bonny

  A/ Professor Sigi Goode

Kathryn Brett

Flexible Work Arrangements A/ Professor Sarbari Bordia
Michelle Dawe   Professor Ofer Zwikael
Mingyuan Jiang   Dr Nigel Martin
Sarah Paloni A Taxonomy and Research Overview of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities: Understanding the Features of Authorship, Platforms and Types of Malware A/ Professor Sigi Goode
Elizabeth Ann Smith The Drivers of Project Managers' Compliance Behaviours A/ Professor Ying-Yi Chih

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